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Exams: Take home exams

Tips and strategies for preparing for, and sitting, an exam

Take home exam

Take home exams are open book exams you do at home. Question(s) are usually posted online, answers are attempted without help from others, and the exam is returned within a specified period of time.

Take home exams test your ability to find relevant information quickly, understand and analyse concepts, apply knowledge, and think critically.

                Here are the steps you can take to be prepared for a take home exam: